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CBS, Dish reach agreement to halt blackouts ahead of BSU game

CBS, Dish reach agreement to halt blackouts ahead of BSU game

Satellite TV provider Dish Network has finally reached an agreement with broadcaster CBS over its fees, The Wall Street Journal reports.

The CBS blackout affected cities such as New York, Philadelphia, Chicago, Dallas, Atlanta, San Francisco, Boston, Tampa, Seattle, Minneapolis, Detroit, Miami, Denver, Sacramento, Baltimore, and Pittsburgh.

A dispute erupted between CBS and DISH Network over the price of carriage. On the site, Dish alleges CBS is asking the satellite operator to pay "more than 50 percent higher than what we now pay to carry this channel".

The dishpromise.com site also has a Ways to Watch section where you can select CBS programming from a drop-down menu in order to find ways to watch it during the Dish blackout. The reaction was particularly sharp from Cowboys and Chargers fans who were not able to watch the Thanksgiving Day game.

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The deal finally came after almost three days of blacked-out CBS programming on Dish, which included those Thanksgiving Day NFL games. Dish Network sports aficionados can now catch Friday's Missouri-Arkansas college football game, Saturday's highly anticipated Iron Bowl game between No. 1 Alabama and No. 6 Auburn and Sunday's slate of NFL contests.

This isn't the first time Dish Network lost access to CBS due to an expired carriage contract and failure to strike new terms before the expiration date; the same happened in 2014.

Good Morning! We are happy to announce effective Thursday, 11/23/17, that we have reached an agreement with CBS Corporation and all channels owned by them have been restored.


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